To co-incide with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Lakeland have launched a range of bakeware perfect for all fans of the sci fi cult series. I was sent a couple of items but the main one was the (exclusive to) Lakeland Dalek cake mould. Having seen another blogger bake this cake a couple of weeks ago, I had an idea of what the baked cake would look like but even so I was still nervous and wondering if the cake would come out of the mould intact! Luckily it did, bar the ‘ears’ see below, thanks to some cake release which I applied liberally!
The next conundrum was trying to fathom out the best way of decorating it. .Having googled ‘dalek’ images I discovered that the modern day daleks are much more colourful than the ones from my youth. However, not being very skilled at using fondant icing I decided to keep my cake simple. I baked a chocolate cake to create a dark brown coloured dalek and then I simply dusted the cake with edible silver silk. Then I used a Swizel sherbert lollipop and a cake pop stick for the arms and a giant chocolate button, all dusted with the silver silk, for the head sticky outy bit (yes this is a real technical name for it….not!). You will notice that my Dalek Cake is missing its ears – or antennae – they fell off in the mould and I did not have anything to hand to make replacement ones with, so my Dalek is a little….well…unique! But hey I am Mummy Mishap afterall, and here is my Dalek Cake.
- 300g self raising flour
- 100g cocoa powder
- 400g caster sugar
- 400g unsalted butter
- 8 medium sized eggs
- cake release
- 1 swizel sherbert lollipop
- 1 cake pop stick
- 1 large chocolate button
- edible silver silk
- Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- Liberally grease your dalek cake mould - I used cake release as mentioned above
- cream together the butter and sugar for several minutes until smooth, pale and creamy
- Add the eggs and continue to beat for another couple of minutes
- Then sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in carefully until all the flour and cocoa powder have been combined
- Pour the cake batter into the mould Ensure that the mix goes into all the nooks and crannies of the mould
- Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for approx 60 minutes but it may take a little longer. DO not open the oven before 45 minutes
- IF the cake is getting a little too brown and is still not cooked in the middle, the cover loosely with foil and continue cooking until cooked all the way through
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the mould - I left if for 1 hour
- Carefully remove the cake from the mould and place onto a wire rack until completely cooled
- Once the cake is cooked down, stand up on its base and cover with the edible silver silk - I did not cover the entire cake (see above photo)
- Then cover the decorative items with the silver silk and add to the cake.
- If you want to add some antaenne , then feel free to use what you are able
And now all that is left to do is get a knife and EXTERMINATE that Dalek cake!!
I was sent a Dalek Cake Mould, edible silver silk and cake release from Lakeland for the purpose of the review. The recipe is my own as is the design of the cake!